Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Title: [Research notes on Moncrief 1765 and Rocque and attached maps]
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Title: Research notes on Moncrief 1765 and Rocque and attached maps
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Copyright Date: Public Domain
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Box: 4
Divider: B10 L1 - Dr. Peck Archaeology
Folder: B10-L1 Cartography
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
143 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Dr. Peck House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Peña-Peck House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 143 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.893507 x -81.312774
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094115
Volume ID: VID00023
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B10-L1

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James Moncrief was a 2Brtish engineer in St. Augustine from

1763 to 1768. He later became commanding engineer for the

Southern District (May 1781). As a professional engineer it

is logical to assume that he .would produce a reasonably accurate '

map, and this is the case.

The man is drawn to sccle, x th the buildings colored to

'represent m-asonry or wood construction. Owners are given on

the map rather than with the aid of a key. There is no indication

as t- whether the houses are one or two story.

The building in question is U shaped in plan withl-the open

end of the U to the soh.i The red color indicates that it is of

masonry construction.

A check was. rade on th-e d scale by meaasrring the length of

the block along Treasury St. from St. George to Charlotte Sts.,

and cor.mpring this distance to the scaled distance on the map.

The rcasured .distance was found to be 36L.7' as compared t the

scaled distance. of. ,X 120 yards ( 360'). The scale on the-

Map therefore does not seem to havo st'ffered in the process of


The only ;:njor '?e!e _anc;7 th' t 'ows up when' the scaled si e

of the ,,uilding i compared to the, actu~ l measured distances 3,

the E- ang .length me' sured a o Tress' Street, Moncrief

indicates a distanc- of 90' w:; il the actual distance is I-"

Other i.Tmensions re it:h acce table l 't:.
\ .
The most sigr,-ni lent bit of inforimnt.f.ion t-o ube gaatbhred from .

this map mi; the change in ka qhCpe f TnT L to U. This would

indicate major reno'.q.tion of the strulcturs. .,'"

S .2,.' 1

Cartographic interpretation of a site provides information

on both ownership and the physical characteristics of the

.property. In most cases, the mans used in this report were make

in connection with tha a change in government, and reflect the

owners &f the property at that time. Th4 information will be -

treated along with the documentary sources'to establish a \ -

W- crono.-ology y.

In ths section of the report t'e major emphasis willlbe

on the physical aspects of the structure as presented by the

maps -.d tgH acco~.psninyg, keys.
,- Add divicuClties r-esultin gs fsrorm diff. units of means. 6 scale chang.
A num er of nmaps were examined in preparing this report,

however only the following were felt to be important enough to

warren detailed analysis:

PUE1TE $7^i ) IZ72 Jan.22, 1761!

This is a sketch man with a c prensive key to all properties

within the city. The key iveOs t oe ownor, tho type of ccrstruction-,

and the size of the lot. It does not givo the condition or the


Quadra 0, # 193 Casa de Piedra
de Dn. Juan Estevan de Pe.a

The buildingis L shaped in plan, wtIxXs:0fXK in^!!..

&asEngaxxax at the SE corner of St. George St. and Treasury St.

The term Piedra indicates that this was a coursed sda. s coquina

stone hose as opposed to a random rubble or oyster shell tabby



1788 1791

These two maps will be treated together as the RnzqEax.

Barrio .s. essentially the same as Fhe Rocque but is in color,

which hesps t~ when buildings a-e of more than one material.

TH Eoth Rocque and E-r-rio were professional engineers and

produced relatively accurate plans of the city.. It is fsaialy

obo vioTs that Barrio used the Rocque ap -as a base for his.own.

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